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Sandston in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McClellan’s Picket Line

 
 
McClellan’s Picket Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. McClellan’s Picket Line Marker
Inscription.  The picket line of McClellan's army crossed the road here on the morning of May 31, 1862.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1776.
 
Location. 37° 31.37′ N, 77° 19.268′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on West Williamsburg Road, between Early Avenue and Jackson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Williamsburg Road, Sandston VA 23150, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield of Seven Pines (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sandston (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.3 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx.
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half a mile away); Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); Second Day at Seven Pines (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seven Pines. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Seven Pines. Detailed information of the Seven Pines battle. (Submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

3. Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Seven Pines. This is one of several markers describing the actions of May 31 - June 1, 1862. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,467 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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